About Signature Departures
At Country Holidays, we firmly believe that you deserve better than a crowded bus tour, impersonal hotel chains, mass canteen meals and being herded from sight to sight for point-and-shoot snaps. You may bring home the photo but you never get to see the big pictures.
Enter the St. Petersburg Hermitage before opening hours or have a private tour at the Egyptian Museum with the curator. Learn about the wildlife at Galapagos with the experts of the field or receive a tip or two on how to better capture that Tanzania migration shot from an award winning photographer. Indulge in gastronomy delights in Spain or watch the Russian ballet from the best seat in the house. Country Holidays invites you to see the extraordinary, experience the authentic and capture the unforgettable.
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Small group travel - maximum 16 in a group
Journey only with a maximum of 16 fellow Country Holidays' travelers on our escorted programs and be sure to receive the most personalized service and enjoy close encounters with the local cultures.
Hotels, meals and transport
Our list of carefully selected hotels reveals the charm and flavor of the destination while ensuring comfort and luxury in the best location. For example, in Moscow, stay at the National Hotel, a deluxe heritage hotel with a view over the Red Square while in Cuzco, stay at the Orient Express Hotel Monasterio which was formally a convent and has since been converted into a deluxe boutique hotel, right in the heart of town. In the remote places, the best available accommodations are used.
Food is a window into a culture and we feature some of the best restaurants in each place including the finest visited by the local elite and internationally acclaimed Michelin starred venues. Enjoy a glass of non-alcoholic beverages, local beer or wine on us during meals.
People make the difference
All discerning travelers know a guide makes or breaks a trip! A good guide brings out the best in a place and provides insightful knowledge for the intellectually curious. Our guides are carefully selected and more often than not the very best of that destination and will deliver his knowledge on the authentic people, places and cultures of his homeland.
To ensure seamless logistics, all trips are accompanied by a travel concierge from either Hong Kong or Singapore.
Value for Money
Our prices may not be the cheapest at first glance. However, if you probe further and compare the quality provided, they represent excellent value for money. As a value added feature, we provide you with a portable earphone system on tours so that you can listen to your guide speak without any distractions. Our packages are probably the most all inclusive in the market; not only accommodation, most meals, transportation, guides, porterage and tipping are included.